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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday's Ten: Totally Totes

Aloha! Ciao! Bonjour! 
I know, I know...it's been awhile, but I was commuting with the masses to work in NYC so it was really difficult finding good blogging time. My internship is over now and school is fast approaching so I am hoping I'll have some more free time. That being said, WHERE has the summer gone? Seriously, I feel like it was just yesterday I was packing up my Miami apartment and flying home to New York for the summer.
Well, given that it's almost time to start school again, what better topic to blog about than school essentials? Ahhh tote bags. Gotta love them. I retired the backpack to rock the tote in about 8th grade. Surely, it's taken many forms-- from the Ed Hardy phase tote to the Betsey Johnson crazy graphic tote to my more recent and more classic Louis Vuitton tote, I can definitely say that tote bags are an absolute necessity for the school year.
Below are some great tote bags that would make any outfit!

Loeffler Randall - $695
For the Northeast/seasonal college-goer, this is such a great tote! It's different, sophisticated, but fun!

Pour La Victoire - $345
This tote would definitely brighten up anyones day before taking a test.

IIIBeCa by Joy Gryson Tote - $178
I love the shape and detailing of this tote. The neon yellow stitching makes it that much cuter.

Louis Vuitton - $940
I purchased this tote before I entered my sophomore year of college and I can certainly say it was one of the best purchases I have made. I use this tote every single day to carry books but I also used it all summer to carry my belongings to work every day! I've used this tote on overnights and even just to run errands. I have the largest size of the three different sizes and think it is just perfect for daily use.

Kooba - $398
This beachy tote is adorable for books!

Foley & Corinna - $395
I would most definitely wear this tote. I think it is absolutely perfect for books but equally as great for running around! Most of all...this edgy bag can be worn in about 5 different ways, making it so versatile and worth every penny!

Rebecca Minkoff - $295
This bag is so timeless and attractive. I love the shape and the quality. It also comes in a ton of colors!

Diane von Furstenberg - $525
For a more purse-like tote, this is great!

Marc by Marc Jacobs - $198
I have this tote in black and have to say that it's not only adorable, but also so light and easy to carry around! It is a perfect size and shape.

Alexander Wang - $975
I've had my eye on this bag for a long time. I think the shape is absolutely gorgeous and the little touch of metal on the bottom makes it so timeless and unique- it comes with gold, silver, AND rose gold hardware.

What do YOU think? What tote would YOU use?

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